When asked to pinpoint her field of research, Erzsébet Merényi, a research professor in statistics and in electrical and computer engineering at Rice, avoids the phrase “big data".
An international group of academic leaders, including Rick Wilson, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair of Political Science and professor of statistics and psychology, has announced guidelines to further strengthen transparency and reproducibility practices in science research reporting.
For a statistician untrained in medicine, Marina Vannucci spends a lot of time looking at diseases, including hypertension, various cancers and schizophrenia, to help doctors make informed decisions.
U.S. tobacco-control programs and policies enacted after 1964 prevented more than 795,000 lung cancer deaths between 1975 and 2000, according to a landmark study by experts at Rice University and their collaborators.
Researchers at Rice University in Houston have found a direct correlation between out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and levels of air pollution and ozone. Their work has prompted more CPR training in at-risk communities.